Reel Rock Tour 2009 Film Contest
The 2009 REEL ROCK Film Tour, presented by Sender Films and Big UP Productions is now accepting submissions for the 2009 REEL ROCK FILMMAKING COMPETITION. If you have a camera, computer, and a fresh idea, one of the short REEL ROCK â€˜09 films could be yours!
Building on the popularity of the 2008 filmmaking competition â€” in which tens of thousands of people voted for their favorite Humor/Spoof and Action/Adventure films â€” the 2009 competition has expanded with new rules and new prizes.
Winning filmmakers will receive $500 in cash and rake in grand prize packages from title sponsors Windstopper and The North Face, gear sponsors Petzl Equipment and Sterling Ropes, and media sponsors Climbing Magazine and Urban Climber. The winning films, one from each genre category â€” as chosen by voters online and REEL ROCK judges â€” will be featured on the 2009 REEL ROCK Film Tour in over 100 locations worldwide.
Submission deadline is July 20, 2009
For more information and to enter visit http://www.reelrocktour.com
Get those creative juices flowing, fire up the camcorders and laptops, and hit us with your best shot!
The Players Trailer
MVM producer Brian Solano has just wrapped up his latest film The Players. Check out the trailer here on MVM. All Pre-Orders will SAVE 20%, so be sure to order your copy today at www.ThePlayersMovie.com . DVD's will be shipping around May 26th. Here's some more film info...
The Players are the best American athletes of the modern rock-climbing era. Dave Graham, Chris Sharma, Emily Harrington, Daniel Woods, Lisa Rands, Joe Kinder, Alex Puccio, Chris Lindner, and Ethan Pringle each embody the progression of their sport. This showcase of action-packed HD footage reveals each player’s ability to make climbing at the pinnacle of their sport a daily routine. Featuring all disciplines of climbing, this is your chance to witness the swagger behind each players' style and explore the lifestyles they are pioneering all across the globe.
• Ethan Pringle on a 5.14 trad climbing spree in across Colorado's front range
• Chris Lindner on a deep water soloing adventure in Vietnam
• Emily Harrington sending 5.14 sport in China
• Lisa Rands bouldering in South Africa
• Chris Sharma tackling the Red River and New River Gorges
• Dave Graham bouldering around the world, including his new V15 The Island in Fontainebleau
• Alex Puccio pushing the limits of female bouldering in Colorado and Hueco Tanks
• Daniel Woods circuiting the sandstone boulders of Moe's Valley, Utah
• Joe Kinder exemplifies consistent performance at 5.14 on Kryptonite, Girl Talk, Zulu, and more
Yangshuo, Part 4
My hotel room was broken into after a long and rewarding day of shooting and climbing. Some ninja wanna-be's spanned the gap from an abandoned hotel next to ours, ran across the roof to the room next to mine, jimmied open the window and ransacked our Aussie friend Duncan's room-seconds after he shut the door, apparently. Then, after stealing his laptop and cash and other goodies, they went to the next window over-mine. They only had time to get my B-camera, my iPod, and my laptop- it seems that they probably heard us pull up and they bailed, leaving my passport, Blackberry, credit cards and a pile of cash.
Normally I have a backup at home, but in this case, it WAS my backup-my main computer died just before this trip.
Chris working on "The Dumpling Of All Evil".
So now I have a replacement, i'm nearly done restoring all my software, and I am editing the China footage. Regardless of the bummer of losing my info and electronics, I'm psyched to edit this film and release it to you, the climbers. Its a beautiful place, and the climbing community is just getting started over there.
Look for the film to be released shortly.
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